The repatriation of 18 Yemeni nationals previously held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, should be halted, as their lives could be in danger, UN-appointed human rights experts said on Thursday.
A United Nations human rights panel visiting Brazil has raised concerns regarding what it called an “excessive use” of policies leading to the deprivation of liberty as well as a lack of effective legal assistance to persons arrested or detained in the South American nation.
The United Nations independent working group on arbitrary detention today voiced concern over Germany’s preventive detention system, citing the practice of depriving some people of their liberty after serving their prison terms because they are considered a “danger to society.”
A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced concern about the length of time immigrants rescued off the coast of Malta spend in custody, saying it is not “in line with international human rights law.”
A group of independent United Nations human rights experts has urged Ukraine to address issues such as access to justice by detainees and the right to a fair trial, while noting the progress made by the country in dealing with arbitrary detention.